Unfinished Business Part 2: Closing the Circle
Subject:   You still seem to be avoiding discussions about eDirectory
Date:   2003-07-11 22:03:07
From:   anonymous2
Ok, now your next article should look deeper into eDirectory as an enterprise directory. How it can pull your desperate network together. I don't care what you say, the larger the network the harder it is to have a completely homogeneous network. There will still be Unix, MAC, Main Frames, Oracle, SAP....

eDirectory can manage all this from a central directory and AD can't. I think that was your point.

So now that you have plugged MS. Take a look at what eDirectory can do. It has matured so much in the past 2 years. If you haven't looked at it, do it.

Do some research then come back and talk about how your can manage your entire enterprise with one directory. The scalability far surpasses AD. Look at partitioning, replication, scalability, security, compatibility and efficiency.

Last I looked at AD, I couldn't put the same common name in two separate contexts. How does that work in a large enterprise. I have seem users with the same common name in small networks.

I'm not knocking AD, I just think it still has a lot of work ahead of it. eDirectory on the other hand is very mature and ready for huge deployments (much larger than AD). It also doesn't require a homogeneous network.

You can say what you like about having a homogeneous network, but I look carefully at my investments and I don't want anything that will lock me into one vendor. I something that will be flexible if the market turns (and we are seeing a lot of that lately). Any responsible IT manager will look into cost, flexibility and scalablity. Microsoft's homogeneous networks don't give me any of those:-)

Just my opinions